5 Replies Latest reply on Dec 16, 2016 5:35 PM by JFPhoton

    4k and after effects PC Build


      Building my first PC. Any suggestions on my part list? Will this run 4k and after effects pretty well without too much bottlenecks? Am I missing any components or do you see any compatible issues? Could I make this $400-600 and still stay close to similar power and have a balanced pc. Should I run my OS and programs (after effects, etc.) on the 950 pro, and run my project files, scratch disc, and media cache on the 850 evo, and my media files on the wd 1tb? I think for the cooler I might use a Noctuna d15 instead of dark rock pro. Ill take any tips and all tips. I guess aside from the partlist Im most concerned on actually putting it together. Thanks.


      PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/y9dFm8

      Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/y9dFm8/by_merchant/


      CPU: Intel Core i7-6800K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($379.99 @ Amazon)

      CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($80.88 @ OutletPC)

      Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH X99 ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($296.20 @ B&H)

      Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 4 series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory ($189.99 @ Newegg)

      Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($94.75 @ OutletPC)

      Storage: Samsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($187.99 @ SuperBiiz)

      Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.78 @ OutletPC)

      Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card ($449.99 @ Best Buy)

      Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ SuperBiiz)

      Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon)

      Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.88 @ OutletPC)

      Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit ($128.89 @ OutletPC)

      Total: $2077.32

      Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

      Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-13 21:25 EST-0500

        • 1. Re: 4k and after effects PC Build
          paulm13001938 Level 1

          $400 to $600 cheaper* then my current budget I meant.

          • 2. Re: 4k and after effects PC Build
            RoninEdits Most Valuable Participant

            for drive setup, the most common right now is two drives. one for os/apps and the other for media. a hdd can be used for archiving old/finished projects. to cut costs you could either look at two cheaper sata ssd's like the sk hynix sl308 250gb+500gb or a single 960 evo 500gb m.2 ssd to hold everything (os/apps/media). the sk hynix ssd's are new but getting very good reviews for performance, and is a decent brand known for making ram.



            switching these parts can cut close to $400

            cpu cooler: cryorig h5 cooler - wont be as good for overclocking. if overclocking might look at the noctua d15S

            motherboard: asus x99-a II

            drives: sk hynix sl308 250gb + 500gb, 1tb hdd

            gpu: gtx 1060 6gb - this is generic recommended card for 4k with premiere and the intel 6 core cpu...

            case: cheaper case from fractal define, corsair, nzxt, or cooler master could cut around $30. fractal define r5 is good

            psu: an upgrade to corsair rmx 850w adds about $10

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            • 3. Re: 4k and after effects PC Build
              paulm13001938 Level 1

              Thanks for the input. Ill check out those ssd by sk. Should I store my source footage aka media files on to the 1tb hdd and then just import them into the adobe project file. Or should the media files be on the same ssd as the project file that im importing them into?

              • 4. Re: 4k and after effects PC Build
                RoninEdits Most Valuable Participant

                the media files for the current project should be on the ssd with the project file. if your projects have media larger than 500gb then you would have to consider a larger ssd or raid-0 ssd's. if that's too expensive then place the project file on the os/apps ssd and a larger hdd or even raid-0 hdd's to hold media. you would have to consider the bitrate of the media and if using multiple layers like multi-cam, as its possible if using very high bitrate/raw media that hdd's would be too slow.

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                • 5. Re: 4k and after effects PC Build
                  JFPhoton Level 3

                  .....as Ronin says, the speed of the drive that contains your video files is most important....a single, spinning 7200rpm HDD can no longer do the job...it is too slow. You must use the much faster SSDs for editing and even exporting. Any spinning HDDs should be relegated for archiving and backup use.